Global Music Podcast 03
Larkin Poe – Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues – Venom & Faith via Tricki-Woo Records
Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavored by their southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently living in Nashville, they are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Allan Poe.
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Honey and the 45s – 1 on 1
Honey & the 45s’ recordings have been in rotation on over 100 radio stations nationwide and can be heard on itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and hundreds of other music sites. The band has been featured in print, commercials, as entertainment for press conferences, and has performed at some of the most prestigious music festivals and venues throughout Chicago and the Midwest. The band plays favorite venues around Chicago and tours regionally. In 2017, Honey & the 45s released its EP entitled Speak with a live-taping at Chicago’s own JBTV. In 2015 through 2016: Honey opened for Smash Mouth in North Carolina, Andy Grammer in Chicago’s Grant Park, The Original Wailers at Navy Pier’s Lobsterfest, Eric Hutchinson in St. Louis, and was chosen as one of the top 3 national emerging artists to perform at Summerfest’s Land The Big Gig.
In 2014, the band was awarded Best Blues/Jazz Band at the Chicago Independent Music Awards, and went on to open on the main stage for Cold War Kids at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon in Chicago and Big Data in St. Louis. By the end of the year, the group had made its television debut; Honey’s live performance aired nationally in December 2014 on WGN, coinciding with the release of the band’s critically-acclaimed second album, MAD. A brazen, sultry music video accompanies MAD’s lead single, “Dark.”
Songs from Honey’s debut album, The Need (September 2012) were remixed by Grammy-nominated engineer Fred Breitberg.
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Sierra and the Radicals – You Look Like My Next Ex
Sierra Heuermann, guest singer with Muse’s on their 2016 Drones tour and former star of #1 in box office film Ouija fronts her award-winning band Sierra and the Radicals.
Sierra And The Radicals have played some of the top venues in Los Angeles including the House of Blues, the Hotel Cafe, the Satellite the Viper Room, Whiskey a Go-go, the Mint, and numerous private affairs including the 2017 Pre-OscarsVoguee fashion show at Princes mansion, Andy Dick’s comedy Event, 88.5’s KCSN Local Spotlight Concert and more.
Sierra and the Radicals released their EP 2016 titled after the single “Somewhere Between Here And There”. Winning the Akademia music award for best Pop/Folk song. “Somewhere Between Here And There” EP features 5 of the group’s original songs, artwork and more. Little Voices LP released 2017, features popular song “Hands” signed to Kobalt Publishing. Sierra is currently working on her next EP and soon releasing the hit song “You Look Like My Next Ex” signed with Masterphonic.
Sierra and the Radicals sound supports emotional connection, catchiness, and uniqueness. Sierra is making an impact with her music and is inspiring the world to feel the love that her music emits.
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Madison McWilliams – Living For The Weekend
Like most girls her age, “Living for the Weekend” artist Madison McWilliams is passionate about music. Unlike most girls her age, Madison’s passion for creating music has led the teen phenom from Austin, Texas — once dubbed “pop music’s latest darling” by “Tribeza”Magazine — to achieve many of her dreams, including releasing an EP, making music videos, being spotlighted on KTLA, singing the national anthem at NASCAR live on NBC Sports, and performing at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Fresh off her second SXSW performance, Madison, just 17, isn’t exaggerating when she says, “My whole life is surrounded by music.” And it is her music — the Top 15 “NextWave” Musical.ly artist isn’t just a vocalist, she’s a writer on all of her songs.
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Highasakite – Mexico
Uranium Heart – Propeller Recordings
Highasakite inhabits their own rare musical landscape, a place of long dark shadows, sudden flashes of glittering light, brooding silences and unexpected explosions of fierce percussion. Ingrid Havik’s surrealistic lyrics and ardent vocals float out of another time and place, drawing you down into the breathless maelstrom created by her band mates.
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Andria Piperni – Say Something
Andria Piperni is a singer and songwriter based in Montreal. Her music blends neo-soul and left-of-centre pop/R&B to create a sound that feels both fresh and familiar. Growing up, dance quickly became a primary source of expression as Andria developed a passion for storytelling and human connection through music and performance. Meanwhile, her interest in songwriting grew profoundly as she discovered the power of words through the songs of artists like Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill.
Over the past year, Andria has collaborated with a variety of Montreal-based artists, including co-writing and featuring on house DJ/producer Andrew Pololos’ single “Never Be The Same”, which spent several weeks on Spotify’s Viral 50 Canada chart. She also strives to use her voice to raise awareness for important causes and has contributed to musical projects that have benefitted charities such as the P.K. Subban Foundation and the Alzheimer Society of Montreal.
She is now focused on her first solo project—a collection of singles—which will be released over the coming months.
Visit Andria’s official site for more information.
Georgi Kay – Toxins
Where Do I Go To Disappear – Monoki Records
Georgi Kay, the stage name of the UK-born Georgina Kingsley, has been playing in bands since her early teens, but it wasn’t until she lost (or won, depending on your perspective) a game of pick-up sticks meant to select her high school band’s new lead singer that she discovered that she could sing.
In the time since, she’s won songwriting awards in Australia, acted in the Sundance Channel series “Top Of The Lake” alongside Elisabeth Moss, and received an ARIA, multiple APRA awards and Grammy nomination for the dance song “In My Mind”, a collaboration with Aussie DJs Feenixpawl and Ivan Gough – later remixed by Axwell of Swedish House Mafia. The song made its resurgence in 2018 with Lithuanian DJ Dynoro’s remix, skyrocketing the total streams of the EDM anthem to over half a billion.
Georgi has toured with the likes of Ed Sheeran, INXS, Tash Sultana and Peter, Bjorn & John, but with her debut album Where I Go To Disappear, which she’s releasing on her own independent record label, she’s preparing to have more eyes and ears on her than ever before.
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The Desert – Distract Me
The Desert are a Bristol based band made up of members: Gina Leonard, Tom Fryer, Ryan Rogers and Jonny Perry.
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Charlene Soraia – Now You Are With Her
Where’s My Tribe – Peacefrog
From the age of five – when she found her father’s broken guitar behind the sofa and began to teach herself to play – music has been refuge for Charlene Soraia, whether listening to her father play or discovering the music of another time, from the Beatles and Bowie to West Coast psych-rock. By the age of eight she was attending local up-to-the-mic sessions in Beckenham, either singing and playing or scrutinizing fellow players chord progressions with notebook in hand. Despite not having Music GCSE (to this day she can’t read music) she won a place at the prestigious Brit School, where she was a contemporary of Adele and Katy B. While these were formative years, you get the feeling that much of her education was outside the classroom. Summers were – and still are – spent at Glastonbury taking in the music and playing but mostly hanging out in the Healing Fields. Charlene’s free ranging spirit – always dusted with a touch of the cosmic – can be heard in her eclectic style which adheres to no genre. In 2011 Charlene signed to UK indie label Peacefrog and recorded Moonchild, a diverse collection of songs that revealed an idiosyncratic songwriting and performing talent. During the making of her debut album she was offered a small fee to record a cover of The Calling’s “Wherever You Will Go” for a TV advert. The song shot to No.3 in the charts and – with over 60 million Spotify hits and counting – continues to capture hearts around the world. Where’s My Tribe sees Charlene return to her roots – playing guitar and singing self- penned songs. Unadorned, unmediated, alone. Straight from the heart.
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Anna of the North – Nothing Compares to U
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Victoria Bigelow – Blame
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Julia Jacklin – Head Alone
The second full-length album from Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centered on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives.
“This album came from spending two years touring and being in a relationship, and feeling like I never had any space of my own,” says the Melbourne-based artist. “For a long time I felt like my head was full of fear and my body was just this functional thing that carried me from point A to B, and writing these songs was like rejoining the two.”
Visit Julia’s official site for more information.
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